As part Beaumont Tiles’ 60-year anniversary and its ongoing commitment to Australian bathroom design, the tile retailer announced six major bathroom trends for 2020.
Founded in 1960, Beaumont Tiles’ success story arguably helped to established the evolution of tiles in Australia from a purely functional floor and wall lining for wet areas to a contemporary and powerful design statement throughout the house that offers an array of benefits above other flooring solutions.
Beaumont Tiles design specialist Christie Wood said that when R J Beaumont founded Beaumont Tiles with a single store in Adelaide, unglazed mosaic floor tiles were the Aussie go to for all bathroom design.
“Fast forward six decades and tile selections have notably shifted to embrace colour, texture, size and pattern and we take credit for this.
“The styles and technologies that Beaumont’s has introduced to Australia has meant that everyone from mum and dad DIYers right through to commercial builders have had easy access to the latest advancements in products that make their dream projects simple to achieve.
“Recent examples of this are our exclusive slab tiles sized up to 3-meter tiles, in-store Exclusive Visualiser, InstaLay underlay and MicroTec tile technologies. And it is this continued push innovation that you can see reflected in Beaumonts to watch styles of 2020.
“Recent events on the local and global stage, have created a social consciousness that is at the forefront of many peoples’ minds. In turn this has further influenced design here Australia,” she said.
After careful analysis of all 2020 style forecasts from industry trend leaders such as SCOUT, in conjunction with local customer intelligence, Beaumonts has identified the six to-watch life-trends that are sure to set your next bathroom reno apart for years to come.
Ms Wood’s six to-watch styles include:
Unearthed Life – Worn and treasured, this reflects people’s desire to go back to basics and explore the purity of objects in raw, almost primitive design that is tactile and resonant. Think unfinished materials and rustic textures, misshapen ceramics and open celebration of imperfection and uncomplicated beauty.
Referenced Life – Lovers of luxury from every era will be in their element with this style. It does just as the name implies and references motifs from art deco, Bauhaus, 40s, 70s and soul are all blurred to create a soft medley of iconic design notes that is warm, inviting and progressive in appearance.
Foraged Life – Eclectic and creative, this takes elements from both Scandinavian and Russian design, blending them into an organic wood-like setting. Earthy tones, with a casual and relaxed aura that is eclectic and creative, are the best way to achieve this look.
Life Kind – Mass consumption is ebbing, and in its place is a paring back of our need to acquire unnecessary items and taking a more mindful approach to our impacts on the environment. From this the term ‘slow-sumption’ has been coined, and Life Kind reflects this broader social consciousness towards responsible living.
Hybrid Life – Online and offline, urban and coastal – as Australians our lives have blurred, worlds colliding to dramatically change the way we engage with spaces and each other. These experiences, observations and interactions are creating forward-thinking spaces that reflect the shift in our social paradigm, and Hybrid Life is the design interpretation of this.
Life Agenda – Life Agenda is an incredible hierarchy of elements spanning handwoven cloth textures, romantic timber patinas, rich colour pallets of deep blues, burgundy and bronze; then contrasted with pops of grey and green.
Beaumont Tiles is Australia’s biggest retailer of tiles and bathroomware with 116 outlets around the country. Its buyers travel the globe to bring back the best in tile designs. The retailer has company owned and franchised stores servicing trade, home builders and renovators, and the commercial sector.